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May 10, 2017

Arts Roundup: UW Sings, Native Art Market, Emel Mathlouthi, Photomedia Grad Exhibition, and Cherdonna Shinatra

This week in the arts, hear alumni composers play Music of Today; celebrate Native art with the Burke Museum; hear “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution”; check out capstone Photomedia work at the Jake; and get a first look at the month-long Henry residency of Cheradonna Shinatra.


1300_MusicofTodayMUSIC OF TODAY: UW ALUMNI COMPOSERS
Friday, May 12, 7:30PM| Meany Theater

The University of Washington School of Music and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) present an evening of computer music and video by University of Washington School of Music and DXARTS Alumni composers. The program includes works by Linda Antas, Bret Battey, Donald Craig, Ben McAllister, Ewa Trębacz, and Nico Varchausky. More info.


1300_NativeArtNATIVE ART MARKET
Saturday, May 13, 10AM | Burke Museum

Join the Burke Museum for a celebration of Native art! Purchase original art directly from artists, talk to them about their work and process, and watch demonstrations. The market features experts in mediums such as woodcarving, basketry, jewelry, graphic design, metalwork and forging. 100% of proceeds go directly to the artists. More info. 


REV_Emel MathlouthiEMEL MATHLOUTHI
Saturday, May 13, 8PM | Meany Theater

Singer Emel Mathlouthi has been called “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution.” In 2010, her song “Kelmti Horra” (my word is free) became an anthem for protesters during the Arab Spring. Banned from her country’s official airwaves, she rose to prominence through social media, becoming an international symbol of freedom.  Her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influences. Named one of world music’s best musicians of 2015 by PopMatters, Emel Mathlouthi is a unique artist with a powerful message and a voice beyond comparison. More info.


art grad shows_0SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY + DESIGN PHOTOMEDIA SHOW
Through Saturday, May 13 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The graduation show for students receiving bachelor’s degrees from Photomedia. An MFA Open House will take place the same time as the Friday’s exhibition reception. More info.


1300_LouDaprileCHERDONNA SHINATRA: CLOCK THAT CONSTRUCT
Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21 | Henry Art Gallery

This spring, the Henry will host Seattle-based artist Jody Kuehner/Cherdonna Shinatra for a month-long residency followed by a series of performances in the galleries titled Clock That Construct. Cherdonna draws on traditions of feminist and queer performance using her body as a canvas to confront and confuse the social and cultural tropes that constitute the feminine. More info. 


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